Could someone please tell me if Deplete and Dwindle are completely interchangeable in the text below?
Anlong Veng is mostly populated by former Khmer Rouge cadres and their progeny. The fanatical regime's surviving leaders, depleted militia and dwindling supporters decamped there in the 1980s after Vietnam toppled the Khmer Rouge and installed a new government.
Source : Time Magazine (The online version doesn't contain this paragraph. It's somewhat longer than the paper version.)